Three weeks into its spring season, the sailing team is looking like a national-caliber squad.

The Polar Bears finished 10th at the Navy Women's Regatta, featuring 20 of the nation's most competitive teams, on March 10. Kaylee Schwitzer '15 sailed with Ayaka Okawa '14, Emily McNeil '14, and Isabel Low '13 to take second place in the B division.

Meanwhile, the coed team had a successful early season run by winning the Thames River Team Race at Connecticut College. The Polar Bears took eighth place at the Veitor Trophy, and Bowdoin sailed to second place at the NEISA Central Series regatta. After that, the team went down to Florida for two more regattas.

Coach Frank Pizzo said, "Our training in Miami over spring break and the relatively mild early spring weather has allowed for the team to have plenty of practice time which will pay dividends at our championship events."

After the slew of competitive regattas, Schwitzer was enthusiastic about the spring season.

"I have never been on a team with so much marked improvement from season to season," she said.

This bodes well for the Polar Bears, who compete in regattas at Brown and Boston University next weekend in anticipation of the upcoming spring championships.

-Compiled by Clare McLaughlin.